Martin Dugard (author)
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His works include:
- Chasing Lance
- Surviving the Toughest Race on Earth
- Farther Than Any Man: The Rise and Fall of Capt. James Cook,
- Into Africa: The dramatic retelling of the Stanley-Livingstone story,
- The Last Voyage of Columbus.
- The Training Ground: Grant, Lee, Sherman, and Davis in the Mexican War, 1846–1848
- To Be a Runner: How Racing Up Mountains, Running with the Bulls, or Just Taking on a 5-K Makes You a Better Person (and the World a Better place)
Co-written with Bill O'Reilly
- Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever
- Killing Kennedy: The End of Camelot
- Killing Jesus: A History
His 2008 screenplay, A Warrior's Heart, was released as a feature film starring Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene. It was also presented at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011 and it will be released in the United States on 2 December 2011.
In addition, Dugard's blog The Paper Kenyan (http://www.martindugard.com) offers readers a daily riff on history, endurance sports, and travel.
Dugard regularly immerses himself in his research to understand characters and their motivations better. To better understand Columbus he traveled through Spain, the Caribbean and Central America. He followed Henry Morton Stanley’s path across Tanzania while researching Into Africa (managing to get thrown into an African prison in the process) and swam in the tiger shark-infested waters of Hawaii’s Kealakekua Bay to recreate Captain James Cook’s death for Farther Than Any Man. On the more personal side of adventure, Dugard competed in the Raid Gauloises endurance race three times, and flew around the world at twice the speed of sound aboard an Air France Concorde. The time of 31 hours and 28 minutes set a world record for global circumnavigation. Dugard’s magazine writing has appeared in Esquire, Outside, Sports Illustrated, and GQ, among others. In 2005, he branched out from writing and adventure to take a walk-on position as head cross-country and track coach at JSerra High School in San Juan Capistrano, a position that he still holds.
- "Farther than any man". WorldNetDaily. September 19, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- "Exploring minds of Stanley, Livingstone". The Seattle Times. June 15, 2003. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- Kugemann, Monika (June 12, 2005). "'The Last Voyage of Columbus,' by Martin Dugard: How Columbus shipwrecked his career". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved 2008-09-19.
- A Warrior's Heart at the Internet Movie Database
- Official website
- Martin Dugard's blog The Paper Kenyan
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